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Department of Psychology



NIU's Psychology Department provides a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in which to develop and train as a psychologist. Our undergraduates can pursue a B.A. or a B.S. degree, and graduate study (primarily Ph.D.) is available in several specializations, including:


 • Undergraduate students can make advising appointments by signing up at the bulletin board outside of the department office in PM400, although limited online advising is also available via email

Fall 2016 Brown Bag Schedule

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Seminar

Child Interest Group

Anxiety Research

School Psychology Series



  • Psi Chi event—EVERYONE WELCOME—Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5-6, PM 136. PSI CHI welcomes a representative of Safe Passage to talk about domestic violence and local initiatives to stop it.
  • NIU Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference Accepting proposals NOW through Nov. 4. The 8th annual conference will be held Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2016 at NIU. Brief abstracts (after being approved by faculty sponsor), with names of authors (undergraduate, graduate, and faculty sponsor) can be emailed to Dr. Ogg by Nov 4th.
  • Professor Christine Malecki recently appeared on WGNTV to discuss bullying.
  • New Articles on The Wide Wide World of Psychology Blog. Visit our blog for exciting new articles on the value of school work, techniques that hold our attention in film, and five signs that sibling fighting may be bullying!
  • Thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the next generation of graduates from NIU’s master’s-level School Psychology Program will enter the workforce better equipped to protect vulnerable students from bullying.